Barbier, Antoine Alexandre.
Catalogue des livres de la bibliothèque du Conseil d’état.
Imprimerie de la République
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Presentation binding in straight-grain red morocco, gilt, with the arms of King Louis XVIII of France, attributed to the Bozérians. In the years following the French Revolution the rich gilt bindings of the Bozérian brothers (Jean-Claude the elder, and François the younger) were much sought after by bibliophiles in the new social and administrative regimes of post-Revolutionary France. The library of the Conseil d’État was assembled in 1803 from a collection of smaller administrative libraries and put under the management of librarian and bibliographer Antoine Alexandre Barbier (1765–1825), who immediately prepared this magnificent catalogue. It is one of only 200 copies.
Purchased from the Harper Fund.